Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema OM RA

Died aged c. 76

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (/ˈælmə ˈtædeɪmə/; born Lourens Alma Tadema Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlʌurəns ˈɑlmaː ˈtaːdəˌmaː]; 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter who later settled in the United Kingdom and became a denizen there. Born in Dronryp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in London, England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Alma-Tadema was considered one of the most popular Victorian painters. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century British art.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema OM 1836-1912 painter lived here 1886-1912

44 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, Westminster, NW8, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1886-1912)

Sir Lourens Alma-Tadema born in this house buried in St Pauls Cathedral London 1836-1912. A great painter, a brave worker, a strong friend. Een groot Nederlander kunst vorst en kunst kenner aller kunst en aren vriend allen die scheiden en stryden en nyden dat zyn de kleenen groote zielen vereenen

Dûbelestreek 2, Dronrijp, Netherlands where they was born (1836)